Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry 2013 at Just For Laughs: The case against Adam Carolla
Did Andy Kindler make any self-deprecating comments during his State of the Industry at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival? Did I need to include a year in that previous sentence? Rhetorical questions aside, Kindler's annual rhetorical roast of the year in comedy and show business again delighted a... [Read More]
John Mulaney introduces Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry 2013
"I look forward to this speech every year. The State of the Industry -- some of you have seen this, some of you are new -- this is the best moment of the festival. This is where Andy Kindler goes through everything in comedy this year and tears it apart, and I love all of it. Unless he says anything... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Mulaney, Silverman, Jeselnik, and More Make It Weird
by Arielle Gordon The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
Claire Mulaney Hired to Write for 'SNL'
by Bradford Evans Saturday Night Live has started adding onto the writing staff for the show's 39th season, which is set to start up this fall. Claire Mulaney, a writer/performer out of Chicago, has just been hired to write for  the long-running sketch show. She's the younger sister of standup ... [Read More]
The 11 Best 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Characters and Impersonations
by Roger Cormier And so here we are, the day of the second season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the television show based on the funny podcast and former live showcase of the same name. Scott Aukerman and company have managed to take the successful, idiosyncratic style of humor from one medium to ... [Read More]
Comedy Central launches CC:Stand-Up Direct offering access to stand-up comedy for $5
Comedy Central has launched a new app for comedy fans that will allow anyone to partake in the “Louis C.K. model” with CC:Stand-Up Direct. Launched today, the app will allow for comedy fans to digitally download from an online marketplace of 22 (and growing) original hour-long specials f... [Read More]
Flying a holding pattern: Multiple sitcom pilots still up in the air for network schedules in 2014
The Walking Dead, a show about life in Georgia just after the zombie apocalypse, has emerged this year as America's most popular TV series -- not just on cable, but also beating just about anything living and breathing on the broadcast networks among viewers 18-49. As the networks watch viewers jump... [Read More]
John Mulaney’s Pilot Still Might Happen! (Fingers Crossed)
Oh man! Nothing makes me more excited than this! We all know that NBC, for some crazy reason, decided to pass on John Mulaney’s comedy pilot loosely based on his [...]Author informationJazmine HillAssociate Editor at Serial OptimistFuture writer director. 22 year old girl with the sensibilitie... [Read More]
NBC passes on new John Mulaney’s comedy pilot, FOX picks it up
It makes no sense to me why anyone would pass on a John Mulaney and Martin Short combo but lucky for comedy lovers FOX snagged it up. Yes, believe it or not, NBC decided to pass on, SNL writer, John Mulaney’s new untitled comedy pilot staring both Mulaney and Short, while Fox on the other [...... [Read More]